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[Charles Wilson Campains with Ann Richards and Miss Texas]

Description: Photograph of Congressman Charles Wilson, Governor Ann Richards, and Miss Texas Rhonda Morrison in the parking lot of the Angelina County Exposition Center in Lufkin, Texas at the conclusion of their day-long helicopter tour. The tour occurred during the 1992 campaign on October 14, and began in Orange with stops in Silsbee, Jasper, and Center. After ceremonies at the Exposition Center, it concluded with a reception at Crown Colony Country Club.
Date: October 14, 1992
Partner: The History Center

[Anti- Big Thicket Expansion Protest Sign]

Description: Photograph of East Texans protesting expansion of the Big Thicket National Preserve on April 29, 1989. Their sign reads "Give me Liberty or Give me death, but Don't Give me 'Charlie'." Congressman Charles Wilson supported the expansion of the area protected by the federal government, an opinion that put him at odds with some of his constituents, particularly private property owners and those who made their living from the forest products industry.
Date: April 29, 1989
Partner: The History Center

[Timber Charlie Stinks]

Description: Photograph of a sign at a protest against the expansion of the Big Thicket National Preserve in Southeast Texas on April 29, 1989. The sign, attached to a protestor's vehicle, reads, "'Timber Charlie' Stinks."
Date: April 29, 1989
Partner: The History Center